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Milwaukee restaurants, bars to be subject to sanitation letter grades

Posted at 7:55 PM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 02:26:46-04

Restaurants and bars in Milwaukee will soon follow a sanitation grading system, according to the Milwaukee Health Department. 

A letter grade will be posted for customers to see. 

Establishments can volunteer to join the process in January. By 2019 it will be mandatory. 

Scores 80 to 100 will receive an A grade. From 79 to 60 earns a B. Below 60 points is a C and t the establishment could risk a temporary closure.

Each location will start the grading process with 100 points, and will lose points for violations ranging from foodborne illness and other hazards to general cleanliness. 

When letter grades are assigned, they must be posted facing the street near the front door of the restaurant or bar for patrons to easily see as they walk in.